Utah Records 16 Percent Increase in Brute-Force Attacks

The number is clear — the number of brute-force attacks in Utah has grew during the 14 days prior. According to data from Windows servers secured by Syspeace, there was a climb of 16 percent in automated hacking attempts per server. At the same time, there was a slight drop of 4.4 percent in the whole USA.

The sum total of attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace grew in the two weeks prior in Utah as 920 automated hacking attempts per Windows servers were recorded by Syspeace. That is to say, the automated hacking attempts increased by 16 percent. That means 920 total the sum total of automated hacking attempts in the Utah during the two weeks prior were blocked by Syspeace.

For the sake of comparison, Illinois and Kentucky have been under increased attacks. With 380 blocked brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server the 14 days prior, Illinois has witnessed an escalation of 17 percent in comparison with the 14 days prior. In Kentucky, the sum total has grown by 4.4 percent to 140 automated hacking attempts per Syspeace-secured Windows Server.

Utah is under increasing attacks, but at the same time the attacks on Windows servers secured by Syspeace have decreased all around the USA. In the course of the last weeks, there have been 4.4 percent less brute-force attacks than in the 14 days prior in the USA. Up until now, this year there have been 980 brute-force attacks per Syspeace-secured Windows Server in the USA. The automated hacking attempts have climbed up by 55 percent on a year-to-year comparison. Simply put, the amount of brute-force attacks blocked by Syspeace in the USA was 370,000.

The information comes from Syspeace, a service provider that fights brute-force attacks. Syspeace wants to make the digital world safer for businesses, one server at a time. Having collected and analyzed statistics on automated hacking attempts since 2012, Syspeace is a global pioneer on the topic. The company believes that cyber security management doesn’t have to be complicated and expensive.

An automated hacking attempt consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of in the end guessing them. The attacker systematically inspects all possible passwords and passphrases and tries to find the correct one.

To keep systems secure and block brute-force attacks, Syspeace provides software that protects enterprises from IT theft, combined with exceptional customer support.